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IIIT-H incubator offers PhDs a shot at entrepreneurship

The Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H) has launched a Post-Doctoral Entrepreneurship Programme. To be offered as part of Ojas, its medtech incubator, the programme is targeted at scientists who are completing their PhDs and keen on pursuing entrepreneurship. Headed by …

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Applications for the third season of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to close next week

Are you a woman entrepreneur running a business in agri-food, health, biowaste, natural beauty products or nutrition? Applications for this year’s edition of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme will close next week Saturday (20 April). Entries are open to individuals from all Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states. The programme — which is …

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AFRICAN COUNTRIES NEED TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE AT TRANSPORT CORRIDORS FOR THE AFCFTA TO WORK – BOLLORE LOGISTICS CEO, THIERRY EHRENBOGEN

The African Union member countries must be dedicated to funding infrastructure, especially in terms of transportation within their countries, for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to work-Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bollore Logistics For Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bollore Logistics, most of the challenges to logistics on the continent have been …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards Nigeria’s Medsaf, SA’s Iyeza Health with $10k each

Nigerian startup Medsaf and SA startup Iyeza Health have received $10 000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after winning the foundation’s Malaria and Vaccine Delivery challenges, respectively. The prizes were handed out at the sixth Seedstars Summit held last Friday (6 April) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Seedstars is a Swiss organisation that assists tech startups in …

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European think tanks, private sector leaders gather in Brussels to discuss Africa’s Economic Transformation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, will host a gathering of European think tanks, development organisations and private sector leaders in Brussels, Belgium to discuss ways to scale the impact of entrepreneurship in Africa and accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Themed, “A Convening on Africa’s Economic Transformation: …

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25-Year Old Nigerian Entrepreneur is one of the top young wealth creators.

25-year-old Nigerian fintech entrepreneur Odunayo Eweniyi was voted one of the Top 100 Inspirational Women in Nigeria. Forbes Africa named her one of the top 20 young wealth creators in Africa. In under three years, her startup PiggyVest has helped over 230,000 African millennials invest and save over $15 million, reversing the trend …

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Why PE in Africa is becoming vital for growth

A report released recently by Africa Venture Capital Association (AVCA) highlights how Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya each lead by huge margins their respective region in terms of attracting private equity. Kennedy Nyabwala is CEO of startup Bwala. Two years ago, when he started his logistics company his vision on …

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9 African entrepreneurs selected for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Nine African startup founders have been selected to take part in the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, offering them access to mentorship and networking opportunities. The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, run by the Berlin-based Westerwelle Foundation, is a fully-funded six-month programme for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries. It aims …

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